Gasmii! It has been entirely too long! I appreciate your patience and I hope that you’re all doing well. For any of you in the northeast, I hope that life is more or less back to normal. I don’t know what it says about me that I missed TV and internet more than I missed, you know, lights and heat. In all seriousness, though, it’s been a rollercoaster of a few weeks around here, and I’m one of the lucky ones. I hope that all of you and your loved ones weathered the storm okay!
But enough of that, and enough fighting in my comments section! Feel free to leave all of the criticism you want- that’s what it’s there for- but for those of you who don’t usually frequent the Challenge comments section, we tend to direct all of our hate and anger toward the most deserving challengers (which, this season, is mostly Frank). And last but not least, a HUGE thank you to the recappers who filled in for me! Now, onward and upward!
Previously: CJ flirted with Ashley, who could not give less of a fuck. Jonna dumped her boyfriend for Zach on their first (or second?) night. Brooklyn finally managed to win, forcing San Diego to send home the remaining New Orleans cast members in the ARENA.
Hey, remember the slow form of torture we endured last fall watching Frank and Zach have the same fight for months on end? Have you missed it? Well, you’re in luck, cause it’s BACK, baby!
Currently, everyone is out partying, enjoying themselves. Well, except for the perennial ball of drama Frank, of course. Apparently it “sucks” that he and Zach haven’t talked since the last elimination. He believes he can lead his team to the finish line, if only they’ll follow him. Zach complains to someone else that his only real teammate is Sam, and Frank is a scared little bitch.
I really hope they have that talk… because conversations between Frank and Zach always end so well.
The next morning…ish, I guess, Jonna is opining to Jasmine, Ashley, and Nany about the magical Fantasyland that is her relationship with Zach. I’m sure that’s not remotely awkward for Ashley. Jonna goes on to explain that her ex-boyfriend threw away all of her stuff. Hard to believe, what with the careful vetting process she puts her potential suitors through. Apparently he signed her car title over to himself and stole her DOG! Oh, that is just too far. Poor puppy.
All of this is just Jonna explaining why she “needs” to be on this particular Challenge and win the money more than everyone else. This is one of my least favorite parts of any season, because it is all just such crap. If I didn’t sympathize with Derrick or Robin “needing” the money for their kids, I’m certainly not going to sympathize with this sob story. Does anyone care about what any of these people want or need the money for? Or do we all just want to root for whoever is the least shitty human being?